Microsoft Deprecates System.Data.OracleClient: .NET Developers for Oracle Should Migrate to Oracle Data Provider for .NET

Microsoft announced it is deprecating Microsoft OracleClient, a Microsoft-built .NET data provider for the Oracle Database because third-party providers, such as Oracle, offer superior ADO.NET providers. For existing Microsoft OracleClient developers, this is an opportunity to take a fresh look at the Oracle Data Provider for .NET (ODP.NET), which is free to download from OTN. In recent years, Oracle has added new features to ODP.NET for performance tuning, user-defined types, advanced queuing, RAC connection pooling, and supporting multiple ODP.NET client versions simultaneously on the same machine.

Check out the ODP.NET for Microsoft OracleClient Developers page to learn why developers are choosing ODP.NET for their Oracle .NET projects, and how using ODP.NET makes .NET applications for Oracle Database more stable, flexible and faster. The page will also provide a step-by-step Microsoft OracleClient to ODP.NET migration tutorial in the near future.

Let us know if you are developing .NET applications for Oracle Database and if you are already using ODP.NET!

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